Read Across America Day


Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #95

Friendly Fill-Ins is a blog hop hosted each Friday by Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). It gives each of us the opportunity to get to know our fellow bloggers a bit better. Each Thursday, they both post the sentences to be completed and posted the following day. To participate, fill-in the blanks in each sentence and then post on Annie’s blog. To hop over there, click on the Fill-Ins badge.

Hare are my completions for this week. They are in teal italics.

1. Dad Tom: My favorite Dr. Seuss book is McElligot’s Pool. I had to ask Dad Tom to do this fill-in, as I never read Dr. Seuss as a child. Some of the books I remember from my childhood are The Little Engine That Could, The Secret Garden, Black Beauty and Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

Mau and Cooper Murphy are here in their favorite Seussical costumes, Blue Fish and the Lorax. This is little brother Sawyer’s first time celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and he wanted to be included. He decided he wanted to be Horton from Horton Hears a Who. The elephant costume he selected is a bit unconventional, but he’s a kitten, and we tend to indulge him.


Dr. Seuss characters: Blue Fish, the Lorax, Horton


2. The most interesting person I have ever met is Jackson Galaxy. Though I actually haven’t met Galaxy in person, I have interviewed him by phone. I also have read all his books, and he truly has had an interesting life.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss (see #1), my favourite book as a child was A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson.

4. Lately, I have been working on compiling and producing the memory book from my 50th High School Reunion.

Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day is celebrated each year on March 2—the birthday of writer, Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day is celebrated in schools and libraries all across America! Today would have been the 113th birthday of this beloved author.

In honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day the blogosphere is having a blog hop. To join in the fun, click on the badge below.



Read Across America Day was established in 1997 by the National Education Association. Its purpose is to encourage children to read. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

In conclusion, we leave you with this quote from Dr. Seuss.

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

At the very least, pick up a book today and read to yourself.